The missing letters
AuthorLila Ponce Duran
Category : Violence against women
Subtheme Domestic violence
Mexico City, September 2011, 48p., letter sized.
Fund: DEMAC. Series: DEMAC Awards.
Contest: Biography and Autobiography, 2011-2012. Published: Yes.
Reference source: Ponce Duran, Lilia. “Cartas que se extraviaron”, in Espejos de Tinta. Cinco mujeres recuerdan no olvidar. México, DEMAC, 2013, p. 111-151.
The author presents in this biographical narrative, the story of a woman who lived in the State of Puebla during the years of the Mexican Revolution. She is Maria del Consuelo, “Sue”, who had a very difficult and violent life next to a husband who humiliated her to the extent of separating her from her children. Since 1913, by way of relief, she wrote some letters to her sister Remedios, which she could not send because she did not know her whereabouts. To survive, Sue worked in a brothel, “Las Luciernagas”, and right there, she will discover love. By 1929, the pianist from that place, Javier, found the box with the letters that reveal the vulnerable story of its author.
Keywords: brotherhood, domestic violence, epistolary biography, family, male chauvinism, Mexican Revolution, pdf, poverty, prostitution